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Dissertations from 2019

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Enhancing User-Oriented Security and Privacy in Emerging Data Sharing and Sensing Services, Mohammad Hadian

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Health Consequences of Retirement Among Married Couples, Sae Hwang Han

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A Process for Change: A Grounded Theory Investigation of Participatory Action Research as a Means for Countering Mental Illness Stigma Experienced by Transition-Aged Black Youth, Jacqueline G. Hargrove

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Dismantling an Intervention Aimed at Increasing White People's Knowledge and Understanding of Racial Justice Issues, Alissa L. Hochman

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Ocean Acidification Impacts on Teleostean Otolith Development, Robert J. Holmberg

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Influence of Global Change Drivers on a Tropical Lake and Watershed, Étang Saumâtre, Haiti, Helenmary M. Hotz

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Do Race and Ethnicity Influence Turnover Intention in Newly Licensed Registered Nurses?, Mary Susan L. Howlett

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Clusterability, Model Selection and Evaluation, Kaixun Hua

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Real-Time Eye Movement Analysis for Biometrics and Driving Safety, Shaohua Jia

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High Performance Computing Techniques to Better Understand Protein Conformational Space, Arpita Joshi

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The Governance of Transnational Security Threats in Fragile States: The Case of the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) 2007 – 2017, Abigail Kabandula

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Towards a Critical Theory of Rehabilitation Counseling: A Labor History of Vocational Rehabilitation in the United States, Andjela H. Kaur

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“I Can’t Separate Me Being Gay and Me Being an Athlete”: A Phenomenological Study of LGBQ+ Women Student-Athletes, Erin A. Kelley

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The Study of Visual Attention: From Raw Data to an Interdisciplinary Environment, Do Hyong Koh

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Development of Environmentally Benign Sustainable Synthetic Methods for Biologically Active Compounds and Synthetic Building Blocks, Anne Kokel

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Pediatric Critical Care Nurses' Use of an Evidence-based Pressure Injury Prevention Clinical Practice Guideline, Lindyce Ann Kulik

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Environmental Disruption of the Developmental System During Early Life, Hannah E. Lapp

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Finding Personal Meaning and Self-Efficacy as Moderators of Behavioral Action in Social Anxiety, Carol S. Lee

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Three Essays on Corporate Information Environment, Corporate Social Performance, and Corporate Financial Outcomes, Rongbing Liu

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Five Year Follow-Up of a Cohort of Women with Precancerous Lesions of the Cervix in Cameroon, Simon M. Manga

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Investigating the Role of CXCL12 and CXCR4 in Addiction: Age, Sex, and Environment Matters, Briana Marie Mason

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Effects of Visual Impairment on the Preparation, Response, and Recovery from the 2017 Hurricane Season in Puerto Rico, Kevin D. McCormack

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Global Governance and the Post-Colonial State: Women, Gender, and Public Opinion in Public Policymaking in Trinidad & Tobago 1956-2005, Deborah N. McFee

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Seeking a Nexus Between Transparency, Accountability, and Sustainable Development in the Extractive Industries: An Analysis of the Mali Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (MEITI), Jason J. McSparren

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Exit, Voice, and Entrepreneurship: The Impact of Identity Concerns on Underrepresented Minorities, Georgianna D. Melendez

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Crafting the Government Mobile Application: A Mixed Methods Analysis of Public Value Creation as it Relates to Citizen Engagement and Participation in the Development of Government Smart City Mobile Application, Sean M. Mossey

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Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Cervical Cancer Screening Among Women Living with HIV/AIDs in Malawi: A Cross-sectional Study, Jasintha Mtengezo

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Familial Aggregation of Ideal Cardiovascular Health and Cardiovascular Disease Disability-Adjusted Life Years in Parent-Offspring Dyads: Analysis of the Framingham Heart Study, James M. Muchira

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Multicomponent Reactions and Post Condensation Modifications for the Synthesis of Molecules with Biological Interests, Alex M. Muthengi

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The Impact of the 2010 Affordable Care Act on Reducing Racial/Ethnic Disparties in Primary Care Acess and the Delivery of Diabetes Preventive Care in the United States, Adrianna Nava

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A Differentially-Private and Efficient Framework for Collecting and Processing Network Flow Data, Oana-Georgiana Niculaescu

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Developing Age-Friendly Communities: Evidence from Multiple Case Studies, Patricia A. Oh

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Organizational Culture in Community Colleges: Making Connections to Diverse Student Success, Darcy A. Orellana

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The Effects of Maternal Education and Healthcare Utilization on Childhood Undernutrition in Post-Conflict Liberia, Jonathan Padua

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The Double-Edged Sword of Diagnosis: Medical Neoliberalism in Rape Crisis Center Counseling, Shannon M. Peters

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Digital Vanguards: Tween Girls' Online Performances and the Construction of Modern American Girlhoods, Katherine A. Phelps

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The Role of Narrative Coherence and Parental Scaffolding in Buffering the Effects of Domestic Violence Exposure, Shirley Poyau

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Defining Worthy Victims: State-Level Legislative Decisions to Prevent the Criminalization of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children in the United States, Kathleen A. Price

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Understanding Gender and Access to Healthcare for Resettled Women in Post-War Northern Sri Lanka through Intersectionality, Bharathi Radhakrishnan

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The Effects of Issue Area Governance Overlap on the Institutions of Multilateral Counterterrorism Cooperation, Aamer Raza

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Multilevel Examination of Elementary Students’ Conduct and Negative Affect: An Impetus for School-Based Behavioral Health Prevention, A. Victoria Sheppard

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From Victim to Volunteer: A Life Course Perspective and the Transition to Adulthood for Individuals Who Have Sold Sex, Julianne M. Siegfriedt

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Combinatorial Algorithms in Data Mining, Roman A. Sizov

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“We Want To Be Free”: A Qualitative Examination of Migration as a Social Determinant of Health for Youth, Cross-Border Migrants in Johannesburg, South Africa, Theresa Sommers

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Server Assignment with Time-Varying Workloads in Mobile Edge Computing, Quynh Vo

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Measuring Nurses’ Health Policy Participation: WSPPIR Theory and Instrument Development, Ashley W. G. Waddell

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Building Efficient and Secure Big Data Processing Platforms, Teng Wang

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Constructing and Contesting Urban Risk Regimes in Climate Adaptation: The Role of Climate Forecasts, Finance, and Equity, Nichole K. Wissman-Weber

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Three Essays on Corporate Finance, Bo Xu

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Green Synthesis of Heterocyclic Systems by 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition-Initiated Transformations, Xiaofeng Zhang

Dissertations from 2018

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Latino Immigrant Youth Development in Anti-Immigrant Contexts: Exploring Adaptive Cultures as Resources Promoting Competencies and Wellness, Darcy Alcantara

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Toward Data Privacy Related To The Internet of Things, Thamer Altuwaiyan

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Transformations in Conservation Governance and Implications for Human Security: The Case of Kenya’s Northern Rangelands, Jeremiah O. Asaka

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Dopaminechrome Tautomerase: A New Enzyme in the Eumelanin Biosynthetic Pathway, Hanine S. Barek

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From Motor Control to Scene Perception: Using Machine Learning to Model Human Behavior and Cognition, Akram Bayat

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Endocrine Disruption in Marine Mussels: Reproductive Effects and Transcriptomic Applications for Assessing Pollution in Coastal Waters, Bonnie J. Blalock

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Identifying Barriers to Inclusive Education for Children Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired in the Federated States Of Micronesia, Callie M. Brusegaard

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The Institutional Landscape of International Forest Protection: Understanding Institutional Complexity in International Forest Governance, Gabriela Bueno Gibbs

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Surveying Identities in Context: Race, Gender & Sexual Orientation ‘at Work’, Justine A. Bulgar-Medina

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Treatment Engagement and Client Competence in CBT for Social Anxiety Disorder, Amber L. Calloway

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So I Told My Story Too: HIV Self Disclosures in Online Communities by Young Black Men who have Sex with Men, Kathryn Cantrell

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An Examination of the Interaction of Attention and Sound-Shape Correspondences with Developmental and Neurophysiological Approaches, Hiu Mei Chow

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“It’s not that Systematic, but it’s Happening:” A Cybernetic Systems Analysis of Accountability and Assessment in Three Public Universities, Fernando E. Colina de Vivero

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Reimagining the Discourse: Media Representation of Women in Boston Public Schools' Superintendency, 1991 - 2016, Lisa M. Cullington

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Two Roads Diverged: Understanding the Decision-Making Process and Experiences of First-Generation and Low-Income Students Who Chose Different Paths in Pursuit of a Baccalaureate Degree, John A. Drew

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Parental Uncertainty and Health-Related Quality of Life in Children with Cancer, Ijeoma Julie Eche

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“Surviving and Thriving During Stress”: Bridging the Gap with Technology, a Web-Based Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapy Program for University Students, Elizabeth Hemenway Eustis

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Causal Reasoning and Machine Learning Models for Cellular Regulatory Mechanisms, Carl Tony Fakhry

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Examining the Effects of Two Types of Acute Resistance Training Sessions on Affective Responses and Psychosocial Outcomes in College-Age Females, Jamie M. Faro

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Families Spending Time Together (FASTT) Exercising: A Family-Based Study to Examine the Intensity, Enjoyment, and Acceptability of Physical Activities, Patrick M. Filanowski

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On Recommenders, Permutations and Rankings, Paul Fomenky

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Harmony, Dissonance, or Harm? The Psychological and Spiritual Promises and Perils of Gay Christian Celibacy, Darren Jay Freeman-Coppadge

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Diagnostic Stability of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Young Children with Diverse Backgrounds, Ivy Giserman Kiss

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Examining the Moderating Role of Internalized Racism on the Relation Between Racism-Related Stress and Mental Health in Asian Americans, Danielle Godon-Decoteau

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Queering Women, Peace and Security, Jamie J. Hagen

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Investigation and Tailoring of Porous Materials for Advanced Energy Storage Applications, Joshua B. Harris

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The Effects of Global Change Drivers on Water Quality in an Urban Northeastern Coastal Ecoregion, Nicole D. Henderson

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Design And Assessment of Small Molecules as Free Radical Scavengers and Potential Multi-Target Therapeutic Agents against Alzheimer’s Disease, Diabetes and Cancer, William Horton

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Carbon Pricing in a Complex Adaptive System, Merritt Randall Hughes

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Beyond the Tower of Babel: Finding a Better Path to Reconciling and Uniting Namibians, A Case Study of Windhoek Surburbs/Townships, Ndumba J. Kamwanyah

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The Emergence of Private Governance in a Nonwestern Context: The Case of South Korea, Jinyoung Kang

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Managing Social Business Hybrids in Global Contexts: The Case of Impact Sourcing Service Providers, Chacko George Kannothra

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Revealing the Molecular Details of Metal Oxide Nanoparticle Surface Hydroxyl Chemistry and Reactivity Using In Situ DRIFTS, Maria Dimitra Kipreos

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Mental Health Literacy and Stigma among Recently Returning Veterans: Cultural Correlates, Mutability, and Relations with Healthcare Utilization, Sarah Krill Williston

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Massachusetts Special Education Administrators: A Mixed Methods Study of Beliefs, Efficacy and Leadership Related to Students with Emotional Disturbance, Laura Lajewski

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The Effect of Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion on Disparities in Access to Care and Health Status, Hyunjung Lee

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The Impact of Individual and Parental Confucian Attitudes on Mental Illness Stigma and Help Seeking Attitudes Among Asian Americans from Confucian Cultures, Charles M. Liu

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Development of Small Molecules as New Bromodomain Inhibitors for Cancer and Other Diseases, Shuai Liu

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Examining the Effects of Professional Non-Nursing Staffing on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes, Ian H. Livingstone

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Sex Differences in the Brain are Not Binary: Evidence from the Sexual Differentiation of Complex Behavior and the Influence of Serotonin on the Developing Hypothalamus, Amanda M.K. Madden

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Pesticide Resistance in a Nontarget Amphipod, Hyalella Azteca: Prevalence, Geographic Extent, and Prediction of Impacted Populations, Kaley M. Major

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“I Wish Katrina Wouldn’t Have Happened, But I’m Glad It Happened”: Posttraumatic Growth and Adaptive Outcomes in Low-Income Black Mothers Who Survived Hurricane Katrina, Emily E. Manove

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Correlates of Breast Cancer Screening in Arab Muslim Women Living in the United States: A Health Policy Study, Fatma Zohra Mataoui

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Encouraging Toddlers with ASD to Request: An Exploration of Expectant Pausing and Engagement Strategies, Melissa P. Maye

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Investigations of Electrocatalytic Carbon Dioxide Reduction using Manganese(I) Homogeneous Molecular Electrocatalysts, Meaghan Elizabeth Jackson McKinnon

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Models that Matter: Using Novel Participatory Modeling Methods to Integrate Mental Models into an Adaptive Co-Management Process, Alexander E. Metzger

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Molecular Dynamics and Stochastic Kinetics of Hydrogen Combustion, Lucas B. Newcomb

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Metal-Ligand Cooperativity for Photovoltaic and Electrocatalytic Applications, Ken Tue Ngo

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Effects of Exergaming on Cognition and Dual-Task Function in Older Adults at Risk of Falling, Elisa F. Ogawa

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Exploring the Impact of Insurgencies on Gender-Based Violence and the Nigerian Armed Forces: The Boko Haram Case, Modupe Oshikoya